Hannu I. Heikkinen
University of Oulu
Hannu I. Heikkinen is professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Oulu. His current research focuses on how human-environment relations are mediated by different forms of technology, particularly in Northern societies. He is interested in political ecology, participatory methodologies and environmental justice, and is a Docent in Environmental and Applied Anthropology. He has been involved in multiple transdisciplinary projects, and has worked across a number of institutions, including the Finland Futures Research Centre (Turku School of Economics), and the Laboratory of Environmental Protection (Helsinki University of Technology). Heikkinen was visiting scholar in the University of Arizona in 2006 and autumn 2019 he is visiting the University of Cologne. Heikkinen is Research team 5 leader for REXSAC.
- Participatory meaning-making of environmental and cultural changes in reindeer herding in the northernmost border area of Sweden and Finland
- Myths on local use of natural resources and social equity of land use governance: Reindeer herding in Finland
- Applying a synthetic approach to the resilience of Finnish reindeer herding as a changing livelihood
- Context-sensitive political ecology to consolidate local realities under global discourses: A view for tourism studies